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East Bend Library

East Bend

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62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • Jun 27 2019

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jun 27 2019

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jun 27 2019

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    There are stories in the stars.

    Come learn how stars got their names, as well as the myths and stories behind the constellations.

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  • Jun 28 2019

    10:15 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.


    Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos. *ls*

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  • Jun 28 2019

    1:00 PM - Friday - Fancywork Yarn Shop * Registration Required

    Guided instruction to mastering infinity (scarves). Intermediate level.

    Learn how to make an infinity scarf with instructors at Fancywork Yarn Shop. Needles,yarn, and pattern are provided. This is an intermediate level class specifically geared to those that already know the basics of knitting, but all levels are able to register and attend.

    Fancywork is Central Oregon’s fiber arts home for great yarn, woolly inspiration, knitting and crochet classes, project support, and a cozy, warm community. In addition to time-honored workhorse yarns and much-loved standards, Fancywork offers a rotating selection of exciting indie-dyed yarns from around the country and right here in Oregon.

    Discover new yarn at a trunk show or pop-up shop. Expand your knowledge and skill set with a Fancywork knitting class or crochet class. Cast on a fabulous new project with other fiber-lovers with a knitalong or crochet-along. Meet new friends at our Thursday Knit Night. Get questions answered by our professional instructors during our Knitters Anonymous and Crochet Help Sessions. For those interested in discovering a new craft, Fancywork offers weekly Learn to Knit classes for just 5 bucks!

    Come discover Bend’s local yarn shop!

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  • Jun 29 2019

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Jul 2 2019

    9:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long! Then stay and play

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  • Jul 2 2019

    3:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Jul 3 2019

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jul 3 2019

    11:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Your struggling reader can build their reading confidence with reading to a dog!

    This is a chance for struggling readers to read one on one with a dog and her trainer. Kids will have the opportunity to read with Callie, a Pet Partners certified therapy dog for 15 minutes. Parents, we will ask that you wait outside the room. This gives readers the opportunity to feel most comfortable about reading read without being overheard by too many people.

    You can bring your own book, or choose one of ours. We will have a selection of books in a variety of reading levels available for readers to choose from.

    Registration is recommended but we will fill any empty spots with last minute walk-ins. We have room for 4 readers. Registered attendees will be assigned a time 15 minutes before the event beings. First come-first serve. Please make sure you are on time.

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  • Jul 5 2019

    10:15 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.


    Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos. *ls*

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  • Jul 6 2019

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Jul 9 2019

    9:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long! Then stay and play

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  • Jul 9 2019

    2:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Do you have what it takes to colonize Mars? Join us for a hands-on adventure. Reach for the stars and zoom across the galaxy to the Red Planet base camp. Learn all about mythological Mars, and the origin of the Red Planet’s name. Collaborate with other intergalactic travelers, play games, get ooey-gooey while concocting Mars mud, and have a blast. Ages 6-11.

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  • Jul 9 2019

    3:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Jul 10 2019

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jul 11 2019

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jul 11 2019

    11:00 AM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultation to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 11 2019

    6:00 PM - Thursday - Meeting Room

    Are aliens people too? Explore morality in Star Wars.

    The Star Wars Galaxy is well known for weird and wonderful alien lifeforms. How are those aliens related to each other - and to you? The answers to these questions about aliens in a galaxy far, far away reveal important information how we relate to each other right here on Earth. Using that information, we can also answer the ultimate questions: what is the good life and how should good people treat each other?

    Join us to learn about the evolution of Star Wars aliens and what that means for ethics in our galaxy.

    Leonard Finkelman is an assistant professor of Philosophy at Linfield College. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2013. Since then he has come to specialize in the emerging field of Philosophy of Paleontology, working on conceptual issues in extinction and the metaphysical background of dinosaur research. He is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Oregon.

    In addition to this research, Leonard has written a number of outreach essays on a variety of topics including ethics, possible-world semantics, and human nature. He will also occasionally indulge interests in astronomy, prehistoric art, science fiction, and graphic novels.

    Leonard's favorite dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus rex. He acknowledges that this is an uninteresting choice. Please pretend that he said Yutyrannus huali instead.

    Leonard's work has been profiled in Wired Science and The Oregonian.

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  • Jul 12 2019

    10:15 AM - Friday - Meeting Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.


    Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos. *ls*

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  • Jul 13 2019

    9:30 AM - Saturday - Meeting Room

    Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 yrs.

    Bring all your young children for a storytime that offers books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Everyone will hear how storytime is fun for everyone with opportunities to sing, join in on movement rhymes, and be creative with crafts. 25 min.

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  • Jul 16 2019

    9:30 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long! Then stay and play

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  • Jul 16 2019

    10:15 AM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    A fun family friendly music class for children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers.

    About the program:
    Registration Required. (In order for the class to proceed, there must be a minimum of four children registered)

    A fun family friendly music class for children ages birth to 5 years and their caregivers led by a highly-skilled music educator. Basic class activities include singing, rhythmic rhymes and chants, creative movement- from finger play to large-motor movement activities, and instrument play! Most songs will come from the Music Together Family Favorites album. Not sure if this class is right for you and your family? Check out Music Together’s "Hello Everybody" app for FREE!

    What is Music Together?
    Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age five and the grownups who love them! First offered in 1987, Music Together classes help little ones develop their innate musicality— and much, much more. The curriculum has decades of research behind it, in both music education and child development. No class is ever the same and all activities are designed to be engaging and fun.

    Young children learn best from the powerful role models in their lives and that’s where the grownups come in! The family music classes show parents and caregivers how to help their children become confident music-makers just by having fun making music themselves. Children participate at their own level and when they are ready. There is no performance pressure. Children are encouraged to respond spontaneously to the musical environment and not required to sit still.

    Music Together brings families of all kinds together in a warm, supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable singing, dancing, and jamming. Music Together classes can be found in more than 3,000 locations in over 40 countries. No matter where they live, all Music Together families sing and dance to the same music in the same fun, informal class setting. Creating lasting family and community bonds through music is a huge part of what makes the Music Together program so special.

    About the Presenter:
    Ms. Aria is a fourth generation music educator who has twenty years of teaching experience. Offering the highest quality of music education is her biggest motivator. She understands that everyone learns differently and thinks teachers should be able to present material in a way that accommodates all learning styles. She believes if a child hears fine music as an infant and learns to play it, not only will they increase their IQ and create larger growth for neural activity (among many other things), that child will develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. In short, they get a beautiful heart. The power of early childhood music education is limitless!

    Professionally, Ms. Aria teaches Suzuki and traditional violin lessons and Music Together classes through her small local business, Generation IV Strings. She has played in a professional symphony for the last decade and currently can be found playing violin for the Central Oregon Symphony, Bend Chamber Orchestra, Central Oregon Mastersingers, and the Cascade Chamber Players. She has taught general music, music and movement, choir and string orchestra classes to grades pre-kindergarten through 12. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Florida and a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, she is a licensed Music Together center director who trained with Dr. Lili Levinowitz.

    To learn more about Ms. Aria, please visit: www.generationivstrings.com.

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  • Jul 16 2019

    12:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room

    Discussing "Feather Thief" by Kirk W. Johnson. Feed your mind at this monthly lunch-hour book club. All are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public.

    About the book:
    In the middle of the eighteenth century, naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace collected hundreds of specimens of birds in pursuit of proof of his theory of natural selection. Later, many of those specimens made their way to the natural-history museum in the town of Tring, England. In 2009, Edwin Rist, a young American flautist and expert in the art of fly tying, broke into the museum and made off with hundreds of rare bird specimens, including many collected by Wallace himself, which Rist intended to sell to fellow fly-tying enthusiasts. He was eventually apprehended, and a number of the stolen specimens were recovered, but a mystery lingered: What happened to the rest of the specimens? The author's relentless pursuit of a solution to that mystery not only breaks down the crime itself but also follows the eccentric histories of feather fever the Victorian fad that turned bird feathers into the height of fashion accessories and fly tying (which dates back at least to the Macedonians of the third century AD). Way more interesting than you'd think a book about a guy who stole some dead birds could possibly be, this is a remarkably compelling story of obsession and history and a man who so loved his art that he would break the law for it. (From Booklist)

    About the author:
    Kirk W. Johnson is the author of The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century and To Be a Friend is Fatal: the Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind, which covers his work coordinating the reconstruction of Fallujah and his subsequent efforts on behalf of Iraqi refugees as the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies.

    His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy, among others. Johnson previously served in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Baghdad and then Fallujah as the Agency's first coordinator for reconstruction in the war-torn city.

    He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. Prior to his work in Iraq, he conducted research on political Islamism as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt. Johnson received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2002. Born in West Chicago, he lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.

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  • Jul 16 2019

    3:00 PM - Tuesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Jul 17 2019

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

    Add to Calendar | Find East Bend Public Library

  • Jul 17 2019

    11:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room * Registration Required

    Your struggling reader can build their reading confidence with reading to a dog!

    This is a chance for struggling readers to read one on one with a dog and her trainer. Kids will have the opportunity to read with Callie, a Pet Partners certified therapy dog for 15 minutes. Parents, we will ask that you wait outside the room. This gives readers the opportunity to feel most comfortable about reading read without being overheard by too many people.

    You can bring your own book, or choose one of ours. We will have a selection of books in a variety of reading levels available for readers to choose from.

    Registration is recommended but we will fill any empty spots with last minute walk-ins. We have room for 4 readers. Registered attendees will be assigned a time 15 minutes before the event beings. First come-first serve. Please make sure you are on time.

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  • Jul 17 2019

    2:00 PM - Wednesday - Meeting Room

    All countries have amazing stories, including trickster tales, folktales and pourquoi (why) tales. Award-winning Heather McNeil will take you from Africa to America, from Scandinavia to Scotland, with stories and songs that invite participation. There will also be a silly game (wear your shoes!), and a craft. All ages welcome.

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